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Re: Advocates - Don't Give Up (good Linux Video)

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Sunday 12 April 2009 15:25 : \____

> Good Linux advocacy video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBUgEx_91BU
> "Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person
> who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before
> him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless."
> - Thomas A. Edison
> This is why Linux will not only survive but thrive in these
> economic times.  The power of a Vista computer can be harnessed
> with 3 terminals to provide 4 satisfactorily operating Linux
> desktop workstations for work or school.
> The day of singular thick clients comes to an end.

Surprising subject line.

Given that GNU/Linux is winning (French Police, Brazilian education, etc.) and
Microsoft is losing ($4 Windows is really sold at a loss if you count
patents), why would anyone but Microsoft give up?

Just watch how many Microsoft executives quit the company in the past couple of
years. Watch how the company's value sank by half.

Linux is supported by companies like IBM, Google, Oracle, H-P, Intel, Nokia,
Motorola, TI, MontaVista and Red Hat. Unlike Windows, Linux cannot die. You'd
have to kill hundreds of medium- and large-sized companies (plus many
volunteers) to achieve such an outcome.

I'm just having fun watching Microsoft disintegrating (dropping products
services|divisions) every week.

Go get some popcorn for Microsoft's upcoming quarterly results. I think it's a
fortnight away.

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